‘Breaking Dawn’ Star Mackenzie Foy: 10 Things to Know About the Actress Behind Renesmee Cullen (GALLERY)

By: Crystal Bell / November 15, 2012

KSTEW AT TWILIGHT PREMIERE
Kristen Stewart rocks the red carpet at the premiere
Taylor at 'Twilight'
See the hunk at the premiere of 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'
Mackenzie Foy is about to become one of the most famous 12-year-olds on the planet. She’s making her big screen debut in one of the biggest releases of the year — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2.

Twilight may be her first big screen role, but Foy has been in the business since she was three-years-old. The tiny actress started her career doing national print adds for Gap and Ralph Lauren. The child model then starred in several commercials before landing the coveted role of Renesmee Cullen, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) hybrid vampire daughter, in Breaking Dawn.

Foy isn’t shy when it comes to talking about her Twilight castmates. When asked about her on-screen mom Stewart, she told Today’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, “Well Kristen, she is super sweet. She’d be like really protective and stuff like that.”

About her role in the final installment of The Twilight Saga, Foy explained, “Well, Renesmée…she’s incredibly shy and she communicates using her hands.”

Click through our gallery for 10 fun facts about Twilight’s latest breakout star.

Breaking Dawn – Part 2 hits theaters on Nov. 16. 

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